1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Furniture Finisher
      Furniture Polisher

Finishes, polishes or refinishes furniture.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • sands and smooths furniture surfaces
  • mixes stains by stirring in base colours to match colour or shade and applies to furniture
  • applies varnish, shellac, lacquer or paint to surfaces
  • polishes and waxes finished surfaces
  • dismantles furniture, masks areas not being finished and removes accessories such as knobs and hinges to prepare articles for refinishing
  • removes old finishes by stripping with steel wool or glasspaper, or by applying solvents or paint strippers and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • removes excess solvent and indentations
  • may restore wood surfaces to natural colour using acid and neutralisers
  • may hand polish and restore antique furniture

French Polisher

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